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Old 08-24-2003, 05:51 AM   #1
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Apache serving from unexpected DocumentRoot location

Using Slackware 9.0 and Latest Apache Versions.
I installed Apache in /usr/local/apache
Changed DocumentRoot in
to /mnt/drive_d/htdocs
( which is a FAT drive ) and of course, restarted.

However, i've found that Apache is actually serving
the localhost index.html from /var/www/htdocs
and not from /mnt/drive_d/htdocs
as i expected.

Am confusted as to why is this happening?

Old 08-24-2003, 05:57 AM   #2
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Are you using virtualhosts ?
Old 08-24-2003, 07:51 AM   #3
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No I'm not using Virtual hosts. Its a very vanilla installation

What I don't understand is why are there two
'apachectl' files? One is in /usr/sbin and another is
in /usr/local/apache/bin.

I don't think Apache was included in the slackware 9.0 release, which i downloaded from the single CD ISO Image from slackware.

Could I have two different apache installations? Any way to tell if the apache in /usr/local/apache is the one that is actually running or another installation?? Of course, /usr/sbin is in my path, so when I login as root from the root directoty and run apachectl start, it is probably running the /usr/sbin. Where would this version keep its httpd.conf file?


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